The men and women of Penn swimming and diving enter 2016’s spate of races with a strong sense of accomplishment.
When asked to describe last year’s edition of Penn swimming and diving in two words, current senior Grant Proctor was at a loss.
Across the pool deck, a teammate had a quick answer: “The best.”
Penn Women’s Distance Swimming looks to build on last season’s success and has plenty of reason for optimism
The Penn Women’s Distance Swim Team reached nearly unprecedented levels of success for the program last year, and come into this season overflowing with optimism and ready to meet the heightened expectations.
It is no fluke that Mike Schnur was selected to be the 2016 Ivy League Women’s Coach of the Year.
Traditions are funny. Teams often start their seasons against the same opponent every year, and sometimes without good reason.
But Penn swimming is breaking the mould with their first meet this year — and breaking out of their comfort zone in the process.
For virtually as long as time itself, the Quakers have started their season with a dual meet against Columbia.
Football’s Sam Philippi, men’s soccer’s Dami Omitaomu, and field hockey’s Alexa Hoover were all recognized for spectacular performances that propelled their respective teams to victories this past week.
It happens all the time in the movies: the hero achieves the ultimate triumph for her team when all else seemed lost.
The men’s cross country team started Postseason racing with a bang on Saturday, as they captured their first Ivy league title in 43 years.
The adage normally goes that you win some, and you lose some. But when you are Penn women's soccer, apparently you also tie some.
After 110 minutes, there was nothing to separate the Quakers (9-3-3, 2-2-2 Ivy) and Brown (8-2-5, 3-1-2), as the two teams fought to a 1-1 draw this Saturday at Rhodes Field.
The day started off with a Senior Day pregame ceremony honoring Penn's six seniors, where the players were recognized on the field with their families for their contributions to the program.
On a chilly night in Philadelphia, the Brown Bears began their hibernation.
Just a few hours after their gridiron counterparts fell to the Ivy-leading Quakers on Franklin Field, Brown men’s soccer came up just short in a match that featured some exceptional strikes on goal.
Call it halloWeekend now.
After losing four of their last five Ivy matchups, Penn volleyball busted out of their rut in a big way, picking up victories over both Harvard and Dartmouth on the road.
The 3-0 win over Harvard (6-13, 4-6 Ivy) was especially meaningful as it marked the first season since 2010 where Penn (10-12, 5-5) won both matchups with the Crimson.
Home is where the wins are.
Penn rowing made waves Saturday and Sunday at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.
It seems that the Quakers have run into a hiccup on their path of development. Hopefully a Halloween road trip weekend can scare them into shape.
Staring down yet another middle of the pack Ivy finish, Penn volleyball will try to finish strong in the second half and put a scare into their Ancient Eight counterparts ahead of them in the standings.
The last time the Quakers (8-12, 3-5 Ivy) tangled with the two northeastern schools, it resulted in a 2-0 homestand for Penn as they eked out a close five-set victory over Dartmouth (8-11, 1-7 Ivy) before taking down Harvard (6-11, 4-4 Ivy) in four sets on national TV.
Since that weekend, the Red and Blue have been reeling, losing four of their last five.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as far as Ivy League cross country teams are concerned.
This Saturday, two dozen of Penn’s fastest men and women will be making the short trip up to Princeton’s West Windsor Fields for the annual Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.
Another big ivy weekend is upon us here to take place at Rhoad’s field for Penn men’s soccer.
Home sweet home. After a long journey, Penn women’s soccer will come back to Rhodes one last time to wrap up their 2016 campaign.
On the heels of the Quakers' 2015-16 Ivy title, media voters unanimously predicted Penn would win the Ivy title for a third time in four years in the preseason media poll, which was released Tuesday.
After enduring a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss to Ivy foe Yale this past Saturday, Penn Field Hockey (10-5, 3-2 Ivy) took down crosstown rival Villanova in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night, cementing a 5-0 record against Philadelphia-area schools this season.
The Quakers did not get off to the start they wanted; the Wildcats scored a goal in both the 32nd and 33rd minutes of play to take a sudden 2-0 lead.
Despite what was described by Coach Fuller as “arguably the team’s best performance of the season,” the men’s soccer team still lost 1-0 to West Virginia (8-5-1) on Tuesday night.
The Quakers (4-5-5) came into this game riding high after the decisive 3-0 victory against Yale.
A person like Van Dyke needs no artificial stimulant to prepare for an Ivy League matchup. She feeds off the pressure.
But even for a tenured coach with her track record and experience, a little pre-match anxiety can show up every once in awhile.
It was a good weekend on the field for Penn Athletics, and that's translating to hardware off the field as the Quakers enter the week.
On Monday, football's Justin Watson was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week, while men's soccer's Dami Omitaomu won City Six Rookie of the Week honors.
There’s something in the psyche of the athlete that’s unleashed when the rain starts falling, the sun disappears, the temperature plummets, and the field lights illuminate puffs of breath from red-faced players.
With the final exam looming, Penn men’s soccer gets one more practice test.
On Tuesday, the Quakers will play host to West Virginia in their final non-conference tilt of the year.
After conceding four goals to both Villanova and Dartmouth during a three-game losing skid, Penn men’s soccer righted the ship on Saturday against Yale.
The Quakers (4-4-5, 2-2 Ivy) blanked the Bulldogs (2-7-2, 1-2-1 Ivy) by a score of 3-0 on goals from Dami Omitaomu, Gideon Metrikin and Alec Neumann.
For the second straight game, the Quakers (9-5, 3-2 Ivy) overcame a 2-0 deficit to take the game past regulation only to fall to an overtime winner and be sent home with a loss.
Forget about home-field advantage. On the road is where Penn women’s soccer thrives, extending their unbeaten stretch to 4-1-0 while traveling.
Volleyball is all about working in system to get opponents out of system. For Penn volleyball, new changes to their system had mixed reviews against an unflappable Princeton squad.
On Friday evening, Penn lost a tough straight-set match to Ivy League-leading Princeton.
On Saturday, both Penn basketball programs offered a glimpse into their state of affairs with the annual Red and Blue Scrimmages at the Palestra.
They say the best team doesn’t always win. They were right.
They also say that the scoreboard doesn’t tell the whole story.
Penn volleyball may be a young team, but they've seen all they need to see. With one trip around the Ivy League complete, the Red and Blue are set to begin the rematches with now more familiar foes, starting with the Ancient Eight's best.
On Friday night, Penn (8-11, 3-4 Ivy) will head to New Jersey to take on rival Princeton in their lone game this weekend.
Penn is locked in for its last crucial stretch of the season.
Penn (9-4, 3-1 Ivy) is looking forward to the final week of Ivy League play, with upcoming matchups against Yale (5-8,1-3), Brown (6-6, 2-2), and Princeton (9-5, 4-0).
Penn snapped its three game winning streak, with a tough double overtime loss to eighth nationally ranked Delaware 3-2 on Sunday.
Consistency at the top is the key for any team with hopes for a title. However, for Penn women's soccer, staying consistent within the Ivy League is becoming a challenging task.
The farewell tour. The victory lap. The last hurrah.
Whatever you call it, there’s no avoiding the inevitability of retirement in athletics.
Senior Sports Editor Nick Buchta: There’s almost an embarrassment of riches to pick from on Penn women’s soccer — almost all of them freshmen!
The articles all read the same. The offense gets the glory and the keeper gets a shout out for a great save. But what about the defense?
It might not be the most widely publicized title in collegiate sports, but under the radar, Penn men’s soccer is one win away from capturing its first City 6 championship since _____.
The City 6, which consists of Penn, Drexel, La Salle, Saint Joseph’s, Temple, and Villanova, has been crowning a yearly champion in several sports since _____.
The most accomplished coach in program history, Penn volleyball's Kerry Carr is nearing 500 games on the sidelines for the Red and Blue. Her greatest battle, however, took place away from the gym.
The word “warrior”, if books and movies are to be believed, conjures the image of a battle-ready, iron-clad behemoth armed to the teeth.
If you ask members of Penn men’s soccer, their more realistic version comes in the form of a 6’0 forward and Pennsylvania native named Alec Neumann.
This reputation has been well-earned over the past four seasons of Quaker soccer, and Neumann has emerged as the team’s undisputed leader and central offensive cog in his final season.
In a sport like volleyball, so much depends on being able to move on from tough points. But often times, it can be just as important to move on from tough matches.
This past Friday, Penn cross country took on some of the nation’s best — and the men and women proved that they were up for the challenge.
Out of 31 teams, which included seven of the nation's top twelve women’s teams and six of the top twelve-ranked men’s teams, the Quakers finished 14th and 20th, respectively.
Down an early goal, it seemed as though Penn would suffer another heart-wrenching loss to Columbia.
On Saturday, the Penn Women’s soccer team travelled to Dartmouth College for a must win matchup after falling in overtime 1-0 to current Ivy League Front Runner Columbia just one week prior.
Before US Open champions Mohammed El Shorbaghy for the men and Camille Serme for the women are presented with their trophies, they will wait for head coach of the Penn women’s squash team to call their name.
For the past four years, Gilly Lane has made the trek next door to Drexel University to serve as an emcee for the yearly US Open of Squash tournament.
Before every match, the emcee is responsible for introducing each of the players and giving a quick bio before getting the crowd pumped up for the game.
Dr. Seuss, a Dartmouth alum, often extolled the virtues of leaving one’s comfort zone, of engaging wholeheartedly in the journey that is life.
Penn Club Soccer might just be the quietest dynasty on campus. Year after year, they find themselves dominating their division and making waves in the regional tournament.
If you're going to a Penn women's soccer game this year, don't expect a high-scoring affair. The defense just won't allow it.
A strong back end has been crucial in the Quakers' success thus far this season, and it will surely play a big factor in this weekend's key conference matchup against Dartmouth (6-5-0, 0-3-0 Ivy).
Coming off their sixth shutout of the season against Delaware State on Tuesday, the Red and Blue (7-3-1, 1-2-0) have compiled some impressive defensive stats so far.
It’s easy to get lost on the way to Hanover, but, after the painful circumstances of their last contest, Penn men’s soccer will be laser-focused on returning to the right path.
Want to beat the Penn field hockey team? That’ll take something that hasn’t been done for the last 157 minutes and 34 seconds: a goal against Liz Mata.
This coming Friday, the Red and Blue (8-3, 2-1) will host the rivals Columbia (6-5, 1-2), before they travel to face off against Delaware in a nonconference bout on Sunday.
Did nationals come early this year?
This Friday marks one of the most important meets in the Penn cross country season as both the men’s and women’s teams travel to Madison for the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational.
As another big weekend approaches for Penn Volleyball here at the Palestra as they look to produce out on the court against Ivy rivals Brown and Yale.
The most interesting thing about this weekend’s Penn-Columbia football game is going to be the memories.